Take the off ramp into a bygone era of Route 66 in New Mexico on this site and see how America traveled from 1926 up to the 60's. This photographic journey takes you to wonderful old Route 66 trading posts, filling stations, motels, tourist traps, diners and villages along the scenic "Mother Road”.
The often-romanticized Mother Road inspires in many of us a nostalgic bone, which tugs at something buried deep within us. While some may see Route 66 as a link to our parents and grandparents, others perhaps feel the sense of freedom that the road provided to those early travelers. The Mother Road is a unique experience, a feeling, a perception, a taste of sight and sound and I hope you enjoy this mini journey. Below you start out in Gallup other wise known as "Indian County" and follow what is left of 66 all the way up to the Texas state line. Much of the road is potted, pitted and parts completly gone to seed and much of what you see in these images will soon be completely vanished.